The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has announced plans to join hands with the Nigeria Police Force to enforce compliance with the ban on spy number plates nationwide.
The Marshal, FRSC, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi directed the Commanding Officers of the Corps to enforce the ban in a statement titled, ‘Spy Number Plate Ban: Corps Marshal commends IGP, tasks commanding officers to complement Nigeria police to enforce compliance,’ and signed by the Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem on Thursday.
Opeyemi said, “Road users who also parade faded number plates should endeavour to replace them with new ones so as to avoid impounding their vehicles.”
Oyeyemi ordered “full force and immediate impoundment of private vehicles that are using commercial number plates.”
“The use of the SPY and other unauthorized number plates to continually violate traffic rules and regulations must be brought to a halt, hence the directive given to Commanding Officers to brace up and ensure that they give adequate priority to the enforcement,” Oyeyemi said.
TOS News had reported that the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba ordered a total ban on all use of Police SPY Vehicle Number Plates by vehicle owners nationwide.